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by superstorm sandy. rivetiepresentativiveting video. some estimates for the east coast reaching $20 billion worth of havoc. that is rough to watch. thank you for joining us. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm marla tellez. unprecedented damage and destruction all over the east coast in the wake of sandy. the hardest hit is new york city. >> three people were injured overnight when flood waters made it difficult to get on the scene of a fire. >> we have live team coverage this morning, but we will begin with danielle leigh in cape may, new jersey. >> reporter: people are trying to get back to normal and laying out picnic tables and chairs. that said, the threat from hurricane sandy has passed. there is danger out there throughout most of the northeast. the communities are climbing out of a watery mess. sandy beat the eastern seaboard with a vengeance. >> we don't know if we have bodies out there. that is why we are on the road. >> reporter: streets that look like rivers and landmarks ripped apart have crews working over time today. >> i know people woke up to devastation. >> i was on the phone with fema
. >> all right. thank you. >>> superstorm sandy leaves a path of destruction across the northeast. just look at these pictures. up in new york, there is unprecedented damage to the transportation system there. some buses are running for free but it will take days to get that subway fully restored. a massive fire in a flooded section of queens destroyed over 80 homes. amazingly, no one died from that and the stock market finally set to open using back- up generators this morning. later on today, president obama will meet with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> and closer to home now in alexandria where people fear what sandy could still have in store. high tides are expected on the potomac later this morning raising some concerns of mored intoing. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live in old town with the latest on that situation. >> reporter: good morning. people here in old town standery are pretty used to this. we had ter covering the street yesterday. it is perfectly dry pavement right now. they prepared for it. they are ready for it. and with high tide just a few hou
. the next hour of the cnn special coverage of the superstorm sandy begins right now. >>> it is now 3:00 in the morning here on the east coast. we have reporters up and down the east coast bringing us the latest developments all over how long. look how posteriorful it is, ripping down trees, crushing cars. at least 13 people dead. five in new york as we've said. the number now customers without power, up to 6.5 million. we've talked about this as a northeast and mid-atlantic storm but 23 states under high wind warnings are advisories right now. cnn estimates that the wind alone could cause damage upwards of $3 billion. already 67 people killed in the caribbean. >> and then take a look at this, what's become a fairly common scene, unfortunately. roads flooded. the water rising nearly above a lot of cars that are parked there. approximately seven, almost eight hours ago this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas of the united states. wind damage, power outages, storm surges, inland flooding, even snowstorms are threatening the lives and homes of 60 million peop
, including those 80 homes that were consumed by that fire in queens. recovery from superstorm sandy could be as mayor michael bloomberg is calling it, a massive, a mammoth job. meteorologist rob marciano is in chelsea, new york, this morning with the latest on the damage there. rob, good morning. >> good morning, soledad. well, some of the damage behind me, one of a few buildings that were ripped off. nobody hurt miraculously. lower manhattan is still in the dark. day two now and it could be several more before it's all said and done. the estimates are between 2 and 4 days before places south basically of about 30th street will be back online. you go outside of the city and up towards westchester county could be as much as ten days. just down the street from us the con ed headquarters, yesterday we chased down the incident commander there up in the war room or situation room as they call it. we got his thoughts on the storm in general, and the system that he has to supervise. >> substations are only part of the problem. we had the luxury of an underground network in manhattan. there are n
of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> superstorm sandy leaves a path of destruction across the northeast. up in new york, there is unprecedented damage to the transportation system. some buses are running for free but it will take days to get the subway fully restored. a massive fire in a flooded section of queens destroyed over 80 homes. but amazingly, there were no deaths. and the stock market is finally set to open using backup generators this morning. later on today, president obama will meet with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> airports in the new york area are beginning to resume some nights but look at this. this is la guardia airport under water. a bird's eye view there you can see shows flooded runways. new york, of course, the main transfer hub for international flights and millions of passengers around the world are stranded. >>> sandy may have come and gone now but her impact will be felt for months. >> new fears of more flooding as another high tide is expected along the potomac river in just a few hours. melanie alnwick is live there n
, and this is bay area news at 7:00. superstorm sandy moved to shore in just the past two hours near atlantic city, new jersey. the massive storm is pounding the eastern sea board and already prompted officials to shut down public transportation in new york, washington, and philadelphia. reporter karen cleed is live now in manhattan to tell us and show us what it's like there right now. good evening, karen. >> sandy has made land fall wreaking havoc in her path. tonight the waiting game is over . >> the storm is intensifying along the east coast. the worst of its kind in nearly a century. >> this is the most catastrophic event that we have faced and been able to plan for in any of our lifetimes. >> sandy could be historic seen here stretching up the atlantic from the international space station with crashing waves and flooding hours before the worst of the storm arrived. one early casualty, the hms bounty. the ship sank about 90 miles off cape haterras, north carolina. the coast guard rescued 14 crew members. meanwhile officials urged those on land, evacuate if you are at. stay home if you are not
the lower east side of manhattan. this morning, superstorm sandy, as she is called, has been continuing to rain havoc on the east coast. certainly happened here in new york city. today there are rescues under way. thousands of people in danger, potentially, in three towns in bergen county, new jersey, after a levee break there. right now an enormous fire is burning in the queens section of new york. 50 homes have destroyed. a transformer explosion to tell you about. ripped through the night as people described a powerful explosion, very loud. look at those pictures. update you on what happened at that con ed plant. 260 patients including babies from the nicu evacuated from a major hospital in new york city. historic record-breaking flooding consuming manhattan and parts of the northeast, as well. homes are under water and more than 6 million people are in the dark this morning. transportation is at a standstill. could be days before things get back to normal. cnn is covering the aftermath of the storm, and superstorm sandy's next path, like no other network can. it is tuesday, october 3
in washington with some words of encouragement in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. we welcome you to "closing bell." mari maria, how are you doing? >> i'm doing well. i'm coming to you live from rockefeller center in new york city. the market closed once again today. it is back to business tomorrow, though, with the new york stock exchange and the nasdaq announcing plans for normal trading hours tomorrow. >> i'm bill griffeth. the superstorm did put the brakes on wall street for those two days. the death toll, unfortunately, continues to rise. millions are still without power across several states and will be for several days. but tomorrow will mark a big step toward normalcy for america an its economy as the stock market gets set to open once again. the big question now is, what happens when that opening bell rings tomorrow morning after such a long hiatus and such a disastrous storm? >> really unprecedented. we have team coverage today. scott cohn with the latest on the flooding near wall street. courtney reagan is monitoring the power outages. jackie deangelis is in a new jersey town. we k
at least 80 homes consumed by fire in queens. the recovery from superstorm sandy as mark mayor michael bloomberg calls it, a mammoth job. meteorologist rob marciano is in new york's chelsea neighborhood. he joins us live this morning. rob, there is serious black right there behind you, by the way, because there is no power down where you are. so is there much to clean up. >> there is. south of 29th street it goes dark. on the east side south of 39th street it goes dark. we knew the storm was coming. utility companies were preparing for it. but you almost don't believe it until you see it, right? incredible storm surge took these substations out that have knocked out power across lower manhattan and across much of new york, not to mention what's going on across the northeast. just down the road from here, that's the headquarters, which by the way has power, you can charge your phone in there, we tracked down the incident commander to get a feel for what it takes to get this city back online and what we can expect going forward. here's what he had to say about the situation. >> it was mo
superstorm sandy. he will join governor chris christie. mitt romney is in florida tonight, preparing to resume his campaign schedule tomorrow. he is scheduled to hold rallies in tampa, miami, and jacksonville. he had to cut short his campaign yesterday but is pushing for on the trail wednesday. romney converted an ohio rally today to relieve donation event. for other parts of the north, it is a different story. >> a look at the recovery efforts following this ferocious storm. >> of the orioles players are known for their prowess, but are they taught in their positions in the american league? the answer is coming up in sports. >> >> many people to the north are dealing with enormous problems. some are without power and underwater. >> the damage estimates are now in the billions of dollars. jay gray has the latest from new york city. >> daylight revealed a new jersey shore. rigell with debris and homes ripped from their foundations, the famed boardwalk splintered. this roller-coaster was tossed into the secret >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> entire co
looking at tonight? >> thanks, jimmy. superstorm sandy is winding down, but the effects linger. i'm larry kudlow, this is a special edition of "the kudlow report." sandy, the road to recovery. >> while sandy is almost gone, she's not forgotten, as the east coast starts the healing process. >> in sandy's wake, towns destroyed. homes under water. millions without power. but today, wall street is back to business, and the pivotal election is just days away. tonight, cnbc assesses the damage and looks ahead to rebuilding. sandy, road to recovery, a special edition of "the kudlow report." >>> here's what we know two days after the killer storm called sandy hit the northeast. u.s. death toll is now at least 64. a second new york city hospital, bellevue, has been evacuated because of power and flooding issues. >> lower manhattan still a crippled zone. the markets were able to open today, but there's still flooding damage down there and also very dark streets. >> so in the metropolitan area, the recovery is a struggle. the availability of electricity to run the traffic lights, pump the gasoline,
>>> good morning, america. this morning -- tracking the superstorm. sandy is massive and on the march up the east coast, about to become a hurricane and winter storm. more than 50 million americans in the cross-hairs. where will this thing hit. our extreme weather team has the latest. >>> bracing for impact, could this storm shut down america's largest city. millions are told they could lose electricity for up to ten days. >>> the political storm. it's driving thousands to the polls for early voting and causing the campaigns to redo their plans for the all-important stretch run. >>> and tsunami warning. off the west coast. for hawaii. we'll have the latest. >>> hey, good morning. we're watching this developing storm with the hawaii tsunami warning. we'll start here, of course, with the superstorm, which one meteorologist has called part hurricane and part nor'easter. all trouble. look at sandy from space. it's expected to have tropical-force winds that extend out 500 miles from center. >> states of emergency have been declared up and down the east coast. a third of th
in the wake of the superstorm sandy. the ocean also starting to rage, starting to pick up. it's high tide right now, about 9:00 p.m. when it began -- 9:00 a.m., pardon me. so we're starting so tee -- to see these waves roll in. the good news is there is still several feet of sand still between the edge of the seawall and the ocean there, so not any flooding concern at this time or no longer a concern. we have some good news about the folks that remain in the downtown area where the power had been preemptively shut off, that has now been restored, so the power back on. it's very cold, so likely warming up there anybody who did remain in their homes. now, the pier, the fishing pier, we know took some severe damage. a good chunk of it at the end there destroyed. we also know that fager's island restaurant, there's a pier off of that with a landmark gazebo, that gazebo is gone, unfortunately. there's also plenty of flooding damage. the downtown area remains shut down, you cannot travel on the roads between 62nd street and the inlet. they're going to reassess things. crews are out, kind of get
strengthening possible. describing it as a rare hybrid superstorm, forecasters say sandy was created by an arctic jet stream wrapping itself around a tropical storm. the storm could cause up to 12 inches of rain and in some areas, as well as up to 3 feet of snowfall in the appalachian mountains. flooding has also expected to be a major problem. the national weather service has warned of record level flooding and life-threatening storm surges in coastal areas. the nuclear regulatory commission has announced it is taking special precautions for the storm. there are at least 16 nuclear reactors located within the path of the storm. six oil refineries are also in the storm's path. while the news media have been covering hurricane sandy around the clock, little attention has been paid to the possible connection between the storm and climate change. scientists have long warned how global warming would make north it planned to hurricanes more powerful. just two weeks ago, the proceedings of the national academy of sciences published a major study on the connection between warmer sea surface
as well. we could see more damage to come and snow that could affect election day voting. superstorm sandy right after the break. hahahaha! hooohooo, hahaha! this is awesome! folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. i'd say happier than a slinky on an escalator. get happy. get geico. melons!!! oh yeah!! well that was uncalled for. folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy, ronny? happier than gallagher at a farmers' market. get happy. get geico. [ construction sounds ] [ watch ticking ] [ engine revs ] come in. ♪ got the coffee. that was fast. we're outta here. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ >>> these are early days the nation is starting to process the tallying the cost of the devsating storm. >> some of the estimates that are out there, they range in cost of as high as $30 billion. it is not clear that they became apparent today or any of the models are adequate to the weather event. this shocking video of the coast line was aired late this afternoon. the aspects of this storm, brought devastating rain and winds a7 to $15 bil
to focus his attention to the federal government's response to superstorm sandy. leaving the campaign trail to surrogates. but today, he's back for the final sprint. the action picks up again with both candidates on the trail. president obama visits wisconsin, nevada and colorado for the first campaign since sandy hit. >> we can't go on the road we're on. we can't change course in america if we keep on attacking each other. we've got to come together and get america on track again. >> reporter: the race is still a dead-heat. the daily abc news/"washington post" tracking poll show the candidates tied among likely voters at 49%. the same poll found president obama's response to the superstorm positively. 78% say mr. obama's handling the situation excellent or good. the president toured storm-ravaged new jersey with republican governor chris christie. >> hang in there. >> reporter: the governor, usually one of the president's harshest critics had nothing but find words for him. >> he's worked closely with me. and i can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for ou
to be a superstorm? take a look at sandy's punch. >> reporter: sandy's effects blasted new york city causing destruction never seen before in america's largest city. over four feet of water flooded central subway system and the holland and brooklyn battery tunnels unprecedented events caused backup generators to fail. where hundreds of patients, including infantses from the neonatal intensive care unit had to be evacuated. it's almost 10:30 and the water, it's still high. smells like fuel oil. apparently 13 additional feet of water came into this area. and we're still fighting tropical--force wind gusts. reportedly 100-mile-an-hour wind gusts on the bridges. and the city itself, nearly 70-mile-an-hour wind gusts. the entire facade of this entire building collapsed. >> oh, my gosh. there's no walls. >> reporter: and here's a sight that brings fear to even the most jaded new yorker. a construction crane collapsing atop a high-rise under construction. dangling above 57th street. more than 200 firefighters battled through the night. a six-alarm fire in the breezy section of queens that involved
. but sandy came onshore with everything a superstorm was expected to. that incredible surge, record-setting, 14 feet of additional water in new york harbor. here's where the storm is right now. it's not just a coastal stm. and it's not just a new york storm. look at that area of low pressure. that's what's left of sandy. it's rain along the coastline and snow inland. we'll see tropical storm-forced winds at least in every area you're seeing the rain and snow. sandy, affecting one-third of the country. sandy's effects, causing destruction never seen before in america's largest city. a high tide of 14 feet at the battery, 4 feet higher than the previous record, brought water rushing over battery park in manhattan. four feet of water battered the tunnels and the site of the world trade center. >> what's your biggest concern right now? >> where it stops and when it stops. and what damage it's doing. >> reporter: unprecedented flooding caused backup generators to fail at several hospitals, like nyu medical center, where hundreds of patients, including infants from the neonatal intensive
right now. the new york city marathon is officially canceled. superstorm sandy wreaked destruction throughout the new york city area. all this time mayor bloomberg is insisting the marathon would go on as planned this sunday but now, the mayor confirms, the marathon will be canceled after all. he just did it. joining me now in a fox business exclusive is famed marathoner, bart yasso, the chief running officer with "runners world". give me reaction to this news? >> yeah, you know i'm shocked. when i came into the city, left my home in pennsylvaa where we didn't have any power, when i got here, i listened to the mayor's press conference and he said the race was on and, you know, it wasn't going to affect, they weren't going to take any resource from people that need help devastated by sandy, so i supported his decision knowing that. melissa: hwas on earlier today. he was on the air and he came out and at time it was 1:00 this afternoon eastern time and he insisted that it was going to continue even though there was so much pressure. the front of every paper today showing pictures of
and could go either way. we want to take you back to the aftermath of superstorm sandy. take a look at this, this is what president obama can expect to see when he visits the hard-hit area of atlantic city, new jersey, this afternoon. homes destroyed, boats tossed on their sides and parts of the iconic boardwalk completely damaged. at one point 85% of the city was submerged in water. joining me by phone is atlantic city's mayor, lorenzo langford. sir, git's good to have you her. your director of emergency management calls this the worst for atlantic city. the president is going to be in the city with you and governor christie around 1:00 this afternoon. what do you need to tell him about the immediate needs of the people there in your city? >> well, i think the first thing that we need to do is to get power restored as quickly as we can. you know, there's an old saying that pictures are better than words. and for the president to come to atlantic city, i am most appreciative. he will see for himself the devastation that has been wrecked on this city by sandy. but i'm happy to say that altho
to superstorm sandy's iraq? joining us is julius. talk about your stock in just a moment. you are anxious because you had great numbers but the storm. any of your restaurants report any damage due to the storm? >> too early to tell. as of yesterday we had 450 restaurants that were closed. today we are down to just under 200 restaurants. first and most important thing is the safety of our employees and our guests but as we reopen the there's pent up demand because there isn't much in the area that is open. dave: they are reopening and the key question is how you get the supplies in. >> it depends on where you are, whether trucks can get in or there's electricity but when those things meat and it is possible and certainly the safety of our employees is utmost but if they can all come together we are reopening and reopening to incredible crowds of people because in many cases we may be the only thing in town open or people are getting a good hot meal that don't have electricity at their home. dave: does the company try to help them out as best he can and if so how? >> a couple different thin
in limited capacity. they have a note that says due to power outages caused by superstorm sandy our wen web site is experiencing technical difficulties. we're working to get the site back to normal. they have a bear bones situation -- a bare bones situation going on. sites are coming back up. on twitter we're tweeting at bp show. shelley brown says the president made the right decision to coordinate government action from the white house. here is our national leader in the face of a national disaster. >> bill: he's on it. he's on the job. by the way obama campaign announcing this morning president bill clinton will be campaigning today in commerce city colorado, and denver, colorado. and vice president biden on friday will be going to wisconsin for his next campaign trip. so the election -- even if there are no campaign events scheduled for obama and romney, mark, what do you make of the national polls that show romney and obama tied? >> first of all, they don't matter obviously at the end of the day. it is interestin
parts of the midwest. hurricane sandy hours from explodding into the superstorm. most of us have never seen anything like it in our lifetimes. it's already huge with tropical storm force winds spanning the width of nearly 1,000 miles. it's aiming at the heart of the east coast. the most heavily populated corridor in the country. 50 million people already feeling some of the effects. hundreds of thousands now under evacuation orders. fema predicts damage costs about $3 billion. that's for the wind damage alone. hard to think about all the water damage there's going to be. heavy rains or snow, storm surges and widespread flooding across the region fending on where you live. right now we'll have an update on the hms bounty. 14 sailors have been rescued off the coast of north carolina. two crew members, though, are still missing. their ship the hms bounty started taking on water last night about 160 miles from hurricane sandy. it's off the coast of north carolina. the 80-foot ship was built for the 1962 hollywood movie "mutiny on the bounty." the ship was also used in "pirates of the carib
superstorm sandy left 16 dead along the east coast. millions on the east coast left in the dark this morning. an estimated 7.8 million are believed to be without power and experts say it could be several days before it's restored. a huge fire ripped through breezy points in queens destroying 50 homes in one of the most remote neighborhoods. new york city subways remain closed after water poured into the subway systems and tunnels around manhattan. an mta spokesperson called it the worst damage to the subway system in its 108-year history. >>> the storm collapsed a construction crane in manhattan. robert frank is in new york on the scene with the latest. robert? >> reporter: there is some new information. i spoke to the fire chief who came out of the big meeting with the building developer, the engineer, the crane op rater and he said they're at the mercy of the weather. they cannot do anything including inspecting the crane until the winds up there die down to less than 35 miles an hour. let's take a look and i'll tell you the latest plan for d dismantling this crane over midtown manhattan t
this morning. >>> east coast braces for hurricane sandy. millions could be affected when the superstorm comes ashore. >>> we'll look at the east coast and talk about our chances of rain on halloween. ne ripple effect is felt across the country. >>> other weather across the country. mild day from minneapolis to dallas. it's all about sandy east of the mississippi. >>> so nothing like like the doozie of the week, sandy could be around for a few days. all of us on the east coast got to get used to it. >> we're going to close this special edition of "america this morning" with something a sign of the times. celebrities who have been weighing in on the storm via, what else? twitter. >> you'll love this one. lindsay lohan tweeted this instant classic. "why is everyone in such a panic about hurricane, i'm calling it sally. top projecting negativity. think positive and pray for peace." thank you, lindsay. and one of my favorites. kim kardashian. kim says she's back in miami, missing the storm. she says, i'm praying for everyone on the east coast. i hope everyone is safe. we hope you're safe by the be
back to normal today after superstorm sandy forced the new york stock exchange and the nasdaq to wait out the storm and stay close from the last two days. if investors areomin back today, they may be wondering whether there's going to be extra volatility. ira harris joins us right now from the cme group in chicago. what's the sense you get? i've actually been surprised by how orderly all of this has been to date. >> it has been orderly, but i think that's because we've been taking our reads off of the european markets, which have held up pretty well. better than well. and where we are positioned when the storm hit -- well, let me say my deepest sympathies for everybody out on the east coast who has to deal with this. especially, joe, ken langone who was sick in the hospital with pneumonia. >> oh, i didn't know that. >> but let's go with the stocks. we're at such critical junctures here. it's an amazing thing, when i was going through my work the last couple days, to see the convergence of 200 moving day averages. it's a mean reversion. so we are coming back to an interesting stop poin
bloomberg, citing superstorm sandy. the independent mayor wrote an op-ed for bloomberg.com saying he'll vote for the president because of his record on climate change. and it reads in part this. "the devastation that hurricane sandy brought to new york city and much of the northeast brought the stakes of tuesday's presidential election into sharp relief. one sees climate change as an urgent problem that threatens our planet. one does not. i want our president to place scientific evidence and risk management above electoral politics." again mayor bloomberg on the edge of issues that really affect this country that people don't take seriously and then they find out too late. an endorsement, of course, from mayor michael bloomberg for president obama. that's great, right? >> it is a fine endorsement. jon meacham, you're an historian. have you heard of an endorsement of a candidate that goes on to read this way? if the 1994 or 2003 version of mitt romney were running for president, i may well have voted for him. because like so many other independents, i have found the past four years to be, in
, there was no doubt in of my mind that sandy was going to be the superstorm predicted, simply because no super-charged hybrid storm like this had ever made landfall. it was a hurricane wrapped in a nor'easter. we are standing as the rolling water laps over the edge. there is already a white kapp. i knew there would be serious flooding by the next high tide. you can't see the edge of the fence. i can't get there anyway. that means the water is about this high there. just after 10:00 monday night, i was stunned to realize the extent of that flooding. there we were, all surrounded by water now trapped on an island inside an island, looking for a way to get out. first driving south, then east, and then north, only to find a blockade of water at every turn. we had no choice but to retreat to the highest possible spot and wait out the night. we were lucky. the water went down in a matter of hours and we were able to get out. frl others who have suffered the the effect of sandy, the way to be clear of those effects will be much longer. sam champion, abc newsne
reached its final destination. those stories and more today. >>> let's check in on hurricane sandy, east coast bracing for the worst for what forcasters believe could be a deadly superstorm, airports, schools, government agencies, transit, all closed along the eastern seaboard, 10,000 flights cancelled expected to make landfall within hours. mike has the latest ii >>> out of -- dover delaware spinning there, strongest thunderstorms within 50 miles of atlantic city now is starting to accelerate northwest almost 30 miles per hour you can see it is going to be there over the next two to three hours when the rain is going to get heaviest, when the storm surge is going to be the greatest our fastest winds around no 60 to 65 miles per hour. >>> from all of us here at abc7 news thanks for joining us. >> we will continue to cover hurricane sandy. the weather team will update you on air every hour. >> turn to abc7news.co good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholester
sandy, east coast bracing for the worst for what forcasters believe could be a deadly superstorm, airports, schools, government agencies, transit, all closed along the eastern seaboard, 10,000 flights cancelled expected to make landfall within hours. mike has the latest ii >>> out of -- dover delaware spinning there, strongest thunderstorms within 50 miles of atlantic city now is starting to accelerate northwest almost 30 miles per hour you can see it is going to be there over the next two to three hours when the rain is going to get heaviest, when the storm surge is going to be the greatest our fastest winds around no 60 to 65 miles per hour. >>> from all of us here at abc7 news thanks for joining us. >> we will continue to cover hurricane sandy. the weather team will update you on air every hour. >> turn to
by a superstore. sandy what already deaths reported. a super-storm. and first, a verdict is reached against a union city woman charged with killing a nursing student. details, reactions, coming up. >> prosecutors a 28 year-old esteban had a falling out with her former high school friend over a relationship with a man. it prompted her to attack. charles clifford has reactions to today's verdict >> at the alberta court house monday afternoon a jury found 28 year-old esteban murderer and the first degree for killing michelle lay in may 2011. the defense conceded that she killed but it was a crime of passion and not pre-meditated. they had hoped for and and a voluntary manslaughter instead of the first to agree charge. nancy o'malley saying that it was the evidence that led to a first-degree murder. . >> she had in tenshe had- premeditated, she had just got michelle lee and her sides and decided to kill her. >> the family of michelle lay was in the courtroom and they are relieved. >> i was glad that it brought some closure. we all knew it. we were just so worried that i do not care if it took j
watching for you this morning. first of all, sandy is a hurricane again. kind of ping-ponged a little bit today. but forecasters are predicting that it will turn into a destructive superstorm that could impact an area from north carolina all the way up to maine. delaware, virginia, maryland could get up to a foot of rain from this storm. cnn weather estimates damage from sandy will be $3.2 billion, and that's just from wind. states of emergency have already been issued in the district of columbia and at least four other states. >>> this morning, the leader of al qaeda released a new video with a new threat. i want to show here an older video, he is now calling on muslims worldwide to kidnap westerners. the threat is apparently in retaliation for . the new video is more than two hours long. >>> for those of you in south carolina, social security information for millions of residents has been stolen in an international cyber attack apparently. 3.6 million social security numbers. 387,000 credit card numbers may have been breached in an attack that happened earlier this month. governor nicky
cyclone. >> that doesn't have a ring to it -- sandy the post tropical cyclone ♪ >> i like superstorm but that implies it has a cape. i heard a great explanation this morning. they were talking about how this storm is like a skater with it's arming out and it is turning counter clockwise, and the fingertips of the skater are bringing the cold air down from canada. and that's probably why we got the water that we did -- >> because it was funneled into long island sound and down the east river. >> i wonder what effect the melting ice cap has had all on all of this. because a big chunk of greenland slipped into the water recently but not by global warming. >> exactly. right now i want to talk to scott keys. he is with thinkprogress, and he wrote a great article. scott thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> great to be with you all. >> yeah, you were saying in your article at thinkprogress.org that romney said it would be immoral for the federal government to fund disaster relief efforts without cutting the budget elsewhere. does he really think that? >> these
. >> president obama there telling america what his priority is today. as the superstorm begins to impact the east coast with 90-mile-per-hour winds and heavy downpour, like it or not, sandy has an impact on this campaign already. president obama and governor romney have both canceled more than a dozen events in key swing states over the next several days. maryland and the nation's capital heavily democratic areas canceled early voting for today. a decision on tomorrow will be made depending on how bad this storm gets. some virginia counties have suspended in-person absentee voting, and the labor department announced the final jobs report before the election could be delayed. the october numbers are scheduled to come out friday. the bigger picture here, in a race this close we know turnout is key for both candidates. if folks don't have power and worried about their home, some worry getting to the pols won't be a top priority. who stands to gain the most from this tough situation? let's go to the table, and look, i've seen a bunch of stuff out today, the political science research which i
ahead. that's a little tease. the election day forecast coming up. we're getting rid of sandy the next couple of days. this superstorm still lingering over the top of buffalo. you've seen the pictures, heard the stories. the question now is where is it going to fall in history? the most extensive u.s. hurrica hurricanes estimated at $50 billion, billion, dollars. right around andrew and these numbers are taking into account inflation over the years from andrew in 1992. so this is one of the worst storms in our country's history as far as how much damage it has done. as far as the forecast, it is cold and chilly in the areas without power. we need that power on in a hurry. it's not going to warm up anytime soon as we head into november tomorrow. as far as the forecast today, a few showers out there especially northern new england. the rest of the holiday forecast does look quiet out there. the west coast does have some rain and showers we're dealing with. now i teased you with the election day forecast. this is kind of my first look ahead for it. as far as what we're dealing with, it lo
're watching cnn's live, continuing coverage of hurricane sandy. right now it is a storm that's expected to impact some 50 million people. it is being called a superstorm. i'm soledad o'brien. i'm coming to you right on the edge of central park in midtown manhattan. this morning we're talking about hurricane sandy and tracking its every move. it's taking aim at the most populated part of the united states, the northeast. >>> bracing for huge storm surge and gale force winds i'm john burrman live by new york harbor inside the evacuation zone as this city prepares for a major threat to lives and livelihoods. >>> and the race for the white house blown off course. i'm zoraida sambolin. just eight days to go and sandy is forcing both campaigns and some voters to make some changes. cnn's special hurricane coverage starts right now on "early start." >>> welcome, everybody. you're watching our special hurricane coverage. i'm soledad o'brien coming to you live from midtown manhattan. we're tracking this monster of a storm as it continues to bear down on the northeast, and specifically we'll take
. the northeast is still trying to recover from hurricane sandy. a series of fires broke out in one hard-hit shore town. at heat 55 deaths are now blamed on the east coast superstorm. thousands of people are stranded in their homes forcing some rescuers to take to the air. more than 6 million utility customers are still without power today. in new york city, commuters still had no subway or train service and schools were closed for three days. signs of hope as the new york stock exchange reopens this morning and limited air travel resumes at jfk and newark liberty international airport. after putting his campaign on hold for the hurricane, republican mitt romney resumes a full schedule today with three stops in florida. on friday he'll join running mate congressman paul ryan for a big rally in ohio. both campaigns are also unleashing a blizzard of final week tv ads to sway undecided voters in key swing states. >>> yet another shark attack in california, but unlike last week's victim the 25-year-old surfer bitten on tuesday has survived. he's been hospitalized and is in fair condition. fellow surfe
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